I make work at the intersection where play collides with the harsh realities of life. The things that matter are often deeply buried in the psyche. A seemingly random process of juxtaposing different materials can take me through to finding the cracks in the external fabric, uncovering deeper meanings..
I mess about with stuff until a thread of meaning or delight takes the work in a particular direction. I relish the way materials combine with meanings, inherent and personal, to produce a story. Seemingly frivolous or banal items can become loaded with complex meanings, allowing me to explore my key themes of human fragility and strength.
I like to play with different media, using pre-existing, everyday artefacts such as rubber ducks and toy trains, and combine them with resin, glass, electronics, film, and paint. Changing the medium can unlock new meanings, and spur the spur the process of making in new directions.